Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A note was left yesterday at Paradise High School saying that a bomb would go off at the school today. Dumb, dumb kid. (And it was a handwritten note. Heck, he needs another day of school.)
  • A San Antonio assistant DA was fired for advising her friend not to provide a breath sample after a DWI stop and for "flashing her [prosecutor] badge." I don't care about the advice she was trying to give, but the badge flashing is what bugs me.
  • I'll publish racist comments (and I've explained why a million times), but there are twice as many that I don't publish.
  • If a thunderstorm wakes me up in the middle of the night, I try to stay awake as long as possible to listen to it.
  • The Fourth Grader in the House wrote the sweetest thank you letter to her teacher for the last day of school. 
  • My continued fascination with a baseball player that I might be the only one who cares about:  "Chris Davis reached 20 home runs and 20 doubles in fewer games than any player in MLB history."
  • Scooter Sellers was just an older kid on my street in Bridgeport while I was growing up. I saw where DPS has named their communications center in Wichita Falls after him. 
  • Mrs. LL managed to run into two or three spiders while cleaning out under the sink and then basically firebombed the house with insecticide which then made her sick.
  • A Dallas Tea Party leader is catching heat for saying, "The Republican Party doesn't want black people to vote if they're going to vote if they're going to vote 9-1 for Democrats." Heck, even I understand what he was saying. No big deal. 
  • Another Dennis Prager rant: He has "The Happiness Hour" once a week where he actually uses  Don't Worry. Be Happy. as return music. That song is, ironically, enough to put anyone in depression. Not to mention it makes the program seem shockingly dated.
  • I think a plea bargain was reached in the Boyd Teacher Sexting trial yesterday. I don't know any of the facts but if I were a teacher, there is no way I would communicate with any student via text/Facebook/Twitter.  
  • I've never heard of the Idaho Potato Truck that has a fake 12,000 pound potato on it, but I just got word that it was in Wise County headed towards Rhome on 114 this morning. Pictures?
  • This is the anniversary of D-Day and I'm reminded that Robert Capa shot four rolls of film that day but only 11 made it to publication after a processing error in the lab of Life magazine in London. 
  • Michael Jackson's daughter is only 15?